Development & Outreach

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Type Regular internship

The Amsterdam office of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”), which opened in 2010, is currently seeking a graduate or undergraduate intern with experience and an interest in human rights, development (fundraising) and event planning. 

The intern will learn how to organize outreach, cultivation and fundraising events, interact with donors and partner organizations and assist in advocacy work. Interns at the Amsterdam office fulfill a wide range of responsibilities. 
This internship is best suited for those individuals interested in gaining experience within a small office of a large, well-organized, international non-profit organization. Interns will build fundraising, event management, and information tracking skills and gain knowledge of the organization's priority human rights issues. 
This internship is unpaid. Interns may be reimbursed for their lunch and local travel costs as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. Students are maybe able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


Applicants should be exceptionally well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in human rights, fundraising and event planning. Teamwork and organizational skills are highly desired. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Dutch are required. Availability for a period of six months (32 hours per week) starting in mid-December 2016 is preferable. 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

Preference for bachelor or master student No preference
Starts December
Length Between 3 and 6 months
Location Amsterdam
Language Dutch
Application procedure

Human Rights Watch

30 November, 2016
Prinsengracht 583
1016 HT Amsterdam

Caroline Treur

Contact Faculty of Geosciences
Erika Dijksma